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Peshmerga Fighters take key ridgeline in Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Peshmerga Fighters supported by Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, seized a key ridgeline in Northern Iraq west of Kirkuk. These forces overcame ISIL resistance…

Nora Springs pool project gets $100K state grant

Nora Springs pool project gets $100K state grant

DES MOINES – The Vision Iowa Board awarded $100,000 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants for an aquatic center in Nora Springs. The grant was approved by the Vision…

Mason City’s annual community-wide cleanup set for April 25th

Mason City’s annual community-wide cleanup set for April 25th

MASON CITY – You can help make Mason City a cleaner community by pitching in next month during the city’s annual cleanup day. The city’s 22nd- annual Community-Wide Cleanup and…

Charles City man charged with harassment in Butler county

Charles City man charged with harassment in Butler county

CHARLES CITY – Police picked up a wanted Charles City man who was then sent to Butler county to face harassment charges. After 11 PM on March 10, Charles City…

Police investigate “indecently exposed male” at MC business

Police investigate “indecently exposed male” at MC business

MASON CITY – Law enforcement responded Wednesday to a report of a man removing his clothing at a Mason City business. Police were called at about 11:30 AM Wednesday to…

Mason City man hospitalized after auto crash

Mason City man hospitalized after auto crash

MASON CITY – A one-vehicle crash sent a Mason City man to Mercy Hospital Wednesday. According to the Cerro Gordo Sheriff’s Office, a 2015 Dodge Challenger operated by 27-year-old Justin…

U.S. marshall shot and killed serving arrest warrants in Louisiana

U.S. marshall shot and killed serving arrest warrants in Louisiana

WASHINGTON – Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells died from a gunshot wound received in the line of duty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 10. Wells, 27, a native of Mississippi…

Benton county law enforcement seeks man who wore fake purple beard while robbing bank (photos)

Benton county law enforcement seeks man who wore fake purple beard while robbing bank (photos)

SHELLSBURG, IOWA – On March 11, 2015, at approximately 2:08 PM, Benton County Communication Center received a 911 call from employees of the Wells Fargo bank in Shellsburg, Iowa. The…

Cover up? City hall spends 6 hours deleting parts of sanitation emails

Cover up? City hall spends 6 hours deleting parts of sanitation emails

NIT – Thirteen days ago, NIT made a public information request to Mason City’s city hall, asking for all the emails that the mayor, council and city administrator received after…

Wrestling: Iowa will send its entire lineup to national tournament for second straight year

Wrestling: Iowa will send its entire lineup to national tournament for second straight year

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa wrestling team will send its entire 10-man lineup to St. Louis next week for the 2015 NCAA Wrestling Championships. The event will be…

Wrestling: Iowa State sends seven to NCAA meet

Wrestling: Iowa State sends seven to NCAA meet

AMES, Iowa – The NCAA announced this afternoon the fields for the 2015 NCAA Wrestling Championships in St. Louis. Seven Cyclones earned a chance to compete for a national title…

North Butler Schools, opinion: It’s Time for the Community to Butt Out

North Butler Schools, opinion: It’s Time for the Community to Butt Out

By Elizabeth Schroeder The Save North Butler Community Group is dedicated to investigating school situations and finding answers with the NUMBER ONE priority being to better the education received by…

Ragan votes to put Iowa’s companies first in line for state contracts

Ragan votes to put Iowa’s companies first in line for state contracts

DES MOINES – On Tuesday, March 10th, Senator Ragan from Mason City voted to put Iowa companies first in line when bidding for state contracts. If Senate File 1 becomes…

ISU athletic director Pollard has successful surgery following heart attack

ISU athletic director Pollard has successful surgery following heart attack

AMES – Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard underwent successful open heart bypass surgery Tuesday night at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Dr. Christopher Komanapalli, a cardio…

Charles City man arrested for domestic abuse

Charles City man arrested for domestic abuse

CHARLES CITY – Police were called to a Charles City house and took a man to jail after an alleged domestic assault. An emergency call was placed to police on…